The bare lightbulb hanging from the ceiling is kind of okay by me. We've had the 'look' is almost every room in the house for a year. Our babysitter finally told me that it looked kind of pathetic, but she said it in a nicer way.
For the girls' room, I decided to make a 'bird chandelier'. Something like this. I tried and tried to find a reasonably priced wire pendant lamp shade. I'd heard Ikea had some (like a lamp covered in paper that had wire underneath), but after several visits I came home empty handed.
Finally, one night I just bought a cheap lamp shade, tore it apart, and used wire to 'weave' a very homespun looking cage. With a baby wipe box as a support.
I spray painted it, and then looked high and low for imitation birds. Holy Hannah, they're hard to find. I miss Michael's and the abidance of fake birds for pennies the US has on offer. I finally broke down and purchased six birds on clips from pippi. With a discount code and shipping I think they were around £20.
And finally, the naked pendant light is covered, kind of. The girls love the light and consider it a treat if I unclip the birds and let them hold them for a few minutes.